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Cattlemen played a significant role at the 2019 Certified Angus Beef ® brand’s annual conference in September. 700+ people from packer and processor to restaurateur and retailer gathered for celebration, education and new relationships.
We speak with pride about what our forebears did to build up the land and business. But there’s more to each generation than that. At the 2019 Feeding Quality Forum, Rodd Welker said all you have to do is find common ground.
With more quality in the cow herd than ever before, producers are talking about premium brands and grades over Choice. New technology is making its way in to packing plants and shows promising signs of accuracy.
Anne-Marie Roerink with 210 Analytics talks about the “Power of Meat” as part of her annual surveys. American consumers are 86% meat eaters, yet fridges are empty. Producers are still seen as trustworthy and should work harder to tell their stories.
Financial reward kept cattlemen on the path toward higher quality, and led them to produce record amounts of Certified Angus Beef brand product in the 2019 fiscal year that ended September 30.
John Richeson presented on his research in BRD diagnostics at the 2019 Feeding Quality Forum. Focused on metaphylaxis and new technologies that may aid in faster identification of clinically-infected animals.
They reminded me of the ball pits I’d play in as a kid at McDonalds. Except these were black, and floating in a water trough. Designed to reduce water evaporation, the polyurethane spheres didn’t come cheap.
We often say cattlemen are part scientist, part businessman, with a dose of meteorologist and mechanic thrown in. You’re rooted in science, but when great and immediate need comes along, don’t forget there’s an awful lot of your job that is still an exercise in art.
Videos: Industry Updates
What’s the buzz about beef?
November 13, 2019
Anne-Marie Roerink, principal of 210 Analytics, describes the changing food culture…
Consumers demand, ranchers provide
Innovations in BRD diagnosis
Olsons honored as CAB Ambassadors
Cattle Crew Views
“I wish I could just move west and buy a ranch.” It’s something I’ve heard my dad mutter for years. He’s been around agriculture all his life, stacking hay as a teen and raising Hereford steers for the freezer as an adult. But Maryland is not big country. These days, he’s living vicariously through his three daughters’ 4-H projects and FFA events (and my internship here at CAB of course).
If you don’t like it, you know the kind. Perhaps you’re just getting to know somebody, and you reach a point in the conversation where that silence hangs heavy and it makes you uneasy.
“His name is Panic Switch,” says Colton Hamilton with a grin. His father Gavin helps hold the stuffed bull’s head nearly their height.
But I didn’t hear the word “panic” clearly. I don’t know what I heard, even after asking a couple more times. Maybe the Canadian accent was fooling me.
From one overachiever to another Picture this: Two sprinkler irrigation pipes standing nearly 30 feet tall made sturdy by a cross brace. A perfectly calculated swing hanging from the center of the brace. A 12-foot platform attached to every kid’s dream jungle gym....
Packing plants absorb slack following Tyson fire, high-quality beef in demand, lighter carcass weights continue to reflect inflated heifer numbers.
Market update after the Tyson plant fire in Kansas shows cattle prices down. As Choice grades slip the CH/SE spread widens.
Hear the market update, recent docility research and unseasonal quality spreads from the brand’s Paul Dykstra.
Paul Dykstra gives inside market updates for the shifting cattle prices. Research shows efficiency and marbling traits in cattle are not related and is good for cattlemen.
Paul Dykstra talks gives a market update and shares CAB booming sales growth at retail. He notes the imbalance in market-ready fed cattle in Texas.
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